National School of Development
Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development
Sep. 2019 -
Assistant Professor, National School of Development/Institute of
South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University.
2020 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan
2013 B.A. in Economics, Peking University
Hang's research agenda spans a range of development economics topics, including health, disaster, anti-poverty programs, and political economy. Methodologically, much of his work involves conducting randomized control trials in field settings or generating original data. He is currently running field experiments that help households cope with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and natural disasters. His research locations include China and Mozambique.
1. “Direct and Spillover Impacts of a Community-Level HIV/AIDS Program: Evidence from a Randomized
Controlled Trial in Mozambique,” with Dean Yang, Arlete Mahumane, James Riddell, and James Allen.
Accepted based on pre-results review at the Journal of Development Economics, July 22, 2019. [PDF]
[ClinicalTrials.gov Registry] [AEA Registry]
3. “The Value of Political Connections for Firms: The Case of Outside Directors in China.”
Work in Progress
1. “Interventions to Improve Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence in Beira, Mozambique,” with Dean Yang, James Riddell, Arlete Mahumane, and Jared Stolove. [ClinicalTrials.gov Registry] [AEA Registry]
Statistics in Social Science Research, for MPA program (2020).
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan
Principles of Economics I - Microeconomics, for undergraduate program (2015, 2016, 2017); Microeconomic Theory, for graduate program (2015, 2016); Quantitative Methods, for graduate program (2014).
Grants and Awards
University of Michigan
SYLFF Fellowship, Department of Economics, 2019
Rackham International Research Award, Rackham Graduate School, 2018
Dickstein Research Award, Department of Economics, 2018
Rackham Research Award, Rackham Graduate School, 2016
MITRE Graduate Research Award, Department of Economics, 2016
National Scholarship, Chinese Ministry of Education, 2012
2020 Econometric Society World Congress (Milan, Italy, virtual); Midwest International Economic Development Conference (Purdue University, virtual); Jinan University (virtual).
2016 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society (Hong Kong，China)
Economic Development and Cultural Change